The fighting was instigated by Sab'iyyah, it was not the intention of Ali or A'ishah.
The historians like al-Tabari
(that you referred in the question) and others
mention that this fighting was instigated by
a group known as the Sab'iyyah
in order to prevent the conciliation between the companions.
After the killing of Uthman,...
Yes, this is true. I could mention:
Abu-Bakrs in the offspring of Imam Ali:
Abu-Bakr, son of Imam Ali may Allah be pleased with him and honor his face himself and his wife Laila bint (daughter of) Mas'ud.1
Abu-Bakr, son of Imam Hasan bin Ali may Allah be pleased with both
Omars in the offspring of Imam Ali:
Omar, son of Imam Ali himself and his wife Um ...
She wanted her cousin Talha to succeed Uthman
(The first Umayyad caliph) and was jealous of Ali. She ignored the Prophet's fore-warning about taking part in such a conflict. She also disregarded Umm Salama's warnings not to pick a fight against Ali as a especially revered Prophet's companion.
These have been ...
We say Rady Allahu Anhu (may Allah be pleased with him) when talking about any of the companions or the mothers of believers, including the caliphates.
We can say Rady Allahu Anhu about Ali, as we say Karam Allah Wajhah (may Allah bless his face) as he has never bowed to an idol.
In order to answer this question, one may use the quote by Nuru'd-din Bin Sabbagh Maliki (or the similar ones mentioned here) stating that Ali(a.s.) was born inside the Ka'ba and this was unique to him alone.
Nuru'd-din Bin Sabbagh Maliki in his Fusulu'l- Muhimma, Fasl I, p.14:
"No one before Ali was born in the Ka'ba. This was a distinction given to ...
(Sunnah view, I guess)
Well, this will be quite the story. My reference shall be the documentary series aired in Ramadan 1432 Hijri. (Al-Hassan Wa Al-Hussain [RA]).
First, to give you a complete idea about the situation, what were Ayesha (RA), Talha (RA) and Zubair (RA) doing? Where were they?
It all began with the murder of the Caliph Othman bin Affan (...
Yes, Sunni scholars accept Karamat in General, among which those of Imam Ali may Allah be pleased with him and honor his face.
Here you a book by Imam Lalikani (or Lalika'a) called "Describing the principles of beliefs of Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jama'ah شرح أصول اعتقاد أهل السنة والجماعة", it contains a chapter called "Karamat of Awliaa' Allah كرامات أولياء ...
Muslims divided into two teams because of this:
The first team
A.k.a Shia are who believe that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) selected Ali ibn Abi Talib as a caliph after him in various situations, the most famous one is Hadith Al-Ghadeer:
O people, Allah the Most Kind the Omniscient has told me that no apostle lives to more than half the age of him who ...
According to the Shiite Jurisprudence, this sentence is not an obligatory part of Adhan but mustahab (recommended). However; it is now popularly used as a fixed part of Adhan recitation in most Shiite communities (sometime with variation). But so long as the added part is not considered an integral part of Adhan, it is considered a legitimate practice. The ...
كرار : عكس كلمه فرار الذي يفر من المعارك
كرار : شديد الكر والهجوم في القتال
According to this definition, and numerous other ones, Karrar is an Arabic word that means one who fights and attacks with power in battle. Also, Karrar is the opposite word of Farrar (فرار) which is one who escapes cowardly from battle.
No. according to Shia scholars this is not true. Ali s.a. was not there at Miraj. Prophet only saw an angel who was in the shape of Ali sa and also Allah talked prophet with voice of Ali as and Allah said somethings to prophet about Ali as. But as I searched in many hadith nothing mentioned Ali as himself was there.
The only authentic Hadith I found about ...
In the name of Allah the compassionate the merciful
Ali was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant
(A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad, was now 30 years old. Ali's parents
were Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, and Fatima, the daughter of Asad,
both of the clan of Hashim (1).
Masoodi Which is entitled as the herodotus of arabs writes ...
The hadith of the pond of Khumm (Arabic: حدیث غدیر خم) has multiple versions, and a multitude of interpretations based on these different versions. The Sunni view is that the hadith is not an indication, implicitly or explicitly, of successorship, regardless of its authenticity. The answer below is solely from a Sunni point of view.
Clearly our allegiance is to Allah alone and Caliphs are just leaders choosen by the community. As they are humans they are bound to make mistakes,so we need not have allegiance to them. But still if someone is doing good (halal) work we must support them even if they are not "Caliphs".
It is Allah alone who knows about the ...
In the name of Allah the most compassionate the most merciful
First of all, it can be helpful for you to be aware that:
After the martyrdom of Hazrat Fatimah-a-Zahra, as the wife of Imam Ali
(a.s.), Imam Ali sent his brother (Aqil ibn Abi Talib who was familiar
with to Arab Ensaab (genealogy)) and asked him to find him a wife from
a valiant and ...
All perfect praise be to Allah
First of all i would like to encourage you on starting exploration of ahadees, but i would like to add that you need to keep in contact with a good shiekh al hadith for getting all the answers of your questions side by side, and have a book on history of sunni ahadees, their rules and history, such book will also be suggested ...
This names are usually used by Sunni Muslims to try to prove Imam Ali a.s. loved the Sunni Caliphs and named his children after them.
About the Kuniyah Abubakr:
About Abubakr it is not a name to be given by father of one to the child. Abubakr is a Kuniyah (title) which is given to one by people. Any one called Abubakr has another name. Also Abubakr was a ...
When Fatima (a.s.) grew youth, the great companions hurried to the
Prophet (a.s.) one after the other so that he might honor them by
marrying his pure daughter to them but the Prophet (a.s.) responded to
none of them. From those who had asked the Prophet (a.s.) for his
daughter’s hand was Abu Bakr whom the Prophet (a.s.) refused his
request and ...
As "Imam" in Arabic also means leader it is fine -from this perspective- to call 'Ali ibn Abi Talib an "imam".
What's the literal meanings of the word "Imam"?,
What is the reason for interpreting word Imam to book in Quran?
and What is an Imam, is he simply the leader of the jamaat?).
However when sunni's usually call him imam they ...
It is possible, but you can not be sure just because of it Ali ibn Abi Talib was an Imam for Sunnis as well:
Caliphate is الإمامة الكبرى the caliph is the great Imam. Ali was one of the four rightly guided caliph.
Leader in congregational prayer is called Imam, Ali lead prayers.
Foremost experts in a field of knowledge (like fiqh or hadith) are called Imam. ...
Although Khawarij hated Imam Ali (a.s.), but he buried in secret mainly because of bani umayyah. The reason for this claim is that:
1-bani umayyah also hated Imam Ali (a.s.)
2- After bani umayyah overthrew, the burial place revealed. in that time Khawarij were not completely exterminated.
Sheikh Mofid claims this fact in Al-Ershad, too. You know Farsi, ...
That was because of the Khawarij. They hated Ali (a.s.), they believed him to be a Kafir, they betrayed him in the battle of Siffin, they fought against him in the battle of Nahrwan and one of them (Ibn Muljim) finally killed him.
But that was not enough for them. Ali knew that the Khawarij would desecrate his grave, if they knew where it was located.
"A.S" -> "Alayh es Salam" علیه السلام
means salam to him.
"R.A" -> "RaziaAllah o Anh" رضی الله عنه
means God be satisfied of him.
All Muslims use "A.S" for all prophets and use "pbuh" for holy prophet Mohammad.
Also Shia Muslims use "A.S" their 12 Imams after holy prophet include Imam Ali.
Sunni Muslims use "R.A" for 3 khalifas after holy prophet and use "...
Simply Allah is everywhere without being somewhere in the way other objects are said to be somewhere, since He has no alike; and Allah is different from the other objects without the objects ever existing without Him, so He is different without being separated from the other objects.
This example may help better understand this. If I am a student in a ...
The statement "Keep light and overtake" references two factors in relevance to one subject. In the prior sentence Imam Ali is informing you about the journey you're on. The aim of reward/punishment is ahead in this journey and there is no going backwards or any other direction because of the driving force that limits your choices of where ...
Ali was appointed caliph by accepting the ba'yah of the Sahabah in Medinah, similar to the appointment of Abu Bakr. Tabari records various accounts of this in his Tarikh (english translation).
If you mean 'elected' as in modern democracies, then polling the opinion of every single Muslim in the entire Islamic state would be nigh impossible at that time, as ...
This is not a complete answer, but I thought I could just share what I found about it so far (may update it later if I find out something new). Please take it with a big grain of salt.
First, let's bring the sanad (narrators chain) of this hadith to make things more easier:
حدثنا أبو بكر أحمد بن محمد بن الحارث ، ثنا الفضل بن الحباب الجمحي ، ثنا مسدد ، ...
There seems to be real description about them, not a figurative/allegorical speech (to the best of my knowledge).
At the first Khutbah (sermon) of Nahjul-Balaqah, Imam Ali (a.s.), after ... mentioned about the creation of the creatures of sky and angels (of up universe), and states regarding the sorts of the angels and ...